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Paint Shop Pro 7 for Beginners
19th-Mar-2010 11:36 am(no subject)
Hey, guys! New here, and new to PSP7 :) I'm no graphics design person by any means, it's just a lot of fun for me to play with pictures and see what I can do. However, I'm pretty much dead beginner, but I'm wanting to learn.

More than anything else right now, I just kind of need an introduction to layers. I understand they're like taking a transparent sheet of paper and putting it over an original picture, but that's all I've got. Anyone got a way of just kind of giving me a run-down on layers, maybe a small and basic PSP7 exercise to get used to how they work? Not all of them, just kind of so I can get an understanding.
25th-May-2009 05:26 pm - font trick!
This was originally posted by kevinr way back in 2003, and since it's a trick I still use, I thought I'd post the information again.

If there are decorative fonts, or other fonts, that you only use from time to time, they don't need to be 'installed' in order to use them in PSP7.

I keep my downloaded fonts in their own folder (C:/fonts, imagine that! *g*).

1. Unzip the new font file into that folder.

2. When you want use your new font, simply open your font folder, then double-click on the font file to open it. You should see a nifty preview of the font.

3. Minimize your font folder, but don't close the preview.

4. That font will now show up in PSP7's list of fonts that are available to use.

4th-Nov-2008 11:37 pm(no subject)
Alex is bringing sexy back...
I am wondering if it is possible to make my own poster like this...

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any help or directions toward a tutorial would be very much appreciated :)
27th-May-2008 06:25 pm - Question...
Barbie Loves Mac - Made By Me.

So I have a question and if anyone could help me that would be amazing, I downloaded a copy of PSP7 from a website like years ago and I noticed whenever I try installing a lot of brushes PSP starts to freeze and then errors and whenever I re-open it I cant use the paint brush for anything! It always errors, so I need to know whats up and how to fix it because I need to be able to make brushes! Grrrr...

10th-Dec-2007 09:35 pm(no subject)
Text; God Bless Our Troops
Is it possible to buy PSP 7 from anywhere other then Amazon? I'm not sure how I feel about buying from independent people.
25th-Nov-2007 01:51 am(no subject)
[Minneapolis, MN]
does anyone know how to make a picture like in
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18th-Nov-2007 07:32 pm - Program Crashes with Font Use
Animals: Wolves: Pissed
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a suitable question, but I've found that my copy of Paintshop Pro crashes when I try to use any downloaded fonts.

I'm running on Windows XP, but I never had this problem when I was running on '98. I can't even find anything online that might help.

The files aren't bugged, and I've reinstalled the program twice to try to fix any missing files or whatnot, but that hasn't helped. Also, when I installed the fonts, they went in properly and without problem. I can use them in any other program, even PSP9.

Mods, if this is not what the community is here for, go right ahead and delete this. I tried, right?

Community members, if you have any wisdom or tips, please help. This is very frustrating, as I can't use my favorite font in my favorite program.

Thanks so much in advance.
10th-Nov-2007 09:51 pm(no subject)
Text; Internet is for Porn
Quick question. I have PSP7 on my old computer which runs Windows XP. We recently got a new computer and I was wondering if PSP7 is okay to use on Windows Vista, and if so, is there a way I can transfer PSP7 from my old computer to the new computer. I don't have the CD anymore.

Also, if not. Does anyone know where I can find a trial version of PSP7 until I can buy another copy. I tried all the websites I knew to try but none of them had it.
18th-Sep-2007 10:10 pm(no subject)
S3 Ashley
Okay so i really love making icons/signature. Well in other words: GRAPHICS! So i made a forum. And so if you love making graphics or looking at them. Come join! Or at least check it out!

Graphics Visual Communication
4th-Sep-2007 07:37 pm - Applying brushes to icons
I've read the memories but I couldn't find anything that focused only on applying brushes.

I want to use this brush:
title or description

and apply it to this image to make an icon:
title or description

I get confused with the all the layers, and don't really know the difference between raster/vector/adjustment. I'm familiar with the layers menu, but just don't know anything beyond that. If someone can give me a step by step on how to do this that'd be great!
16th-Aug-2007 10:38 pm(no subject)
How do I achieve this effect??

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How do I make the background black and white and the main image to stay the same colour??

thank you :)
9th-Aug-2007 08:10 pm(no subject)
Help, please? I'm having problems with my PSP 7 Layers Palette. On the palette, it is not showing me the section that has the name of the layer (Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, etc.) so...I can't do anything with it. Can't duplicate it, can't see which layer I'm working on, nothing. I've tried expanding the layer palette box to see if that's my problem, but all it does is stretch out what I *CAN* see. I tried restarting PSP 7, and even tried restarting my computer, but it's still the same. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? I've included a screen cap of what I'm talking about, so you can see.

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8th-Aug-2007 11:48 pm - Help?
I'm having a strange problem with my Paint Shop Pro 7 program.

When I apply a text to a picture, it only shows the little 'ants' dancing and the text is transparent, not the color I selected. Then when I go to remove the text it comes out like a weird..cookie cutter effect? Heres a few examples of my problem under the cut.

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27th-Jul-2007 09:39 pm - Question On Brushes
the tragically hip
If I'm not mistaken, PSP 7 brushes are JBR files?

I noticed that there is no JBR option in the drop-down menu when I hit 'save as'! Is it called something else in the drop-down menu, or do I need a different program to have JBR files?

Also, would anyone be able to point me in the direction of some people or some community that has very nice PSP 7 brushes?

Thank you!
16th-Jul-2007 08:21 am - question
Hey Folks -

I have a question for you about the actual application.

My computer crashed in May, and since I had to buy a new one, I lost my PSP program.  I downloaded the trial program and tried to download the crack to make it turn into the regular version, but to no avail.  Now my trial is almost up, and I am almost without paintshop, and I will be very sad.

On Ebay, the program goes for a bit more money than I have to spend right now, but the newer versions are cheaper.  So my question is, first of all, where I can get PSP7 at a cheaper price?  Or, if I can't, what are the differences between, say, 7 and 8?
I have Paint Shop Pro 7 and a lovely photograph that has a couple of small water spots on it where some droplets of water got on the picture. Unfortunately, these landed on the person's arm and the discoloration makes it look like she's scarred or has a skin disease. Is there any way to fix that?
17th-May-2007 09:00 pm - Font troubles
Disney - I <3 Mickey
I just downloaded and installed a bunch of fonts from dafont.com. Most of them are working fine, but for a few of them, when I try to use them in PSP, the letters come up as a bunch of squares. Anyone know why that is?
6th-May-2007 12:42 am - colouring....
i'm new to paintshop and i'm annoyed with this. i have this image here:


and i want to make the eyes purple. but when i try to use the paint brush, the color palette thing on the right is all white and black with no color at all and i have no idea how to fix this. and i'm confused about making a new layer and everything else that was in the memories here: http://community.livejournal.com/psp7_beginners/518007.html

and is there a way to fix the weirdness in this picture?

4th-May-2007 08:30 am(no subject)
me 004
hey i am at work and i have psp8 at my house but not the actual disc i bought (it got lost in the move from my apt back to the parents house) so i thought i could copy everything i have onto a CD and bring it to work to download/copy it here. well it was working, then it said "Error 1311.Source file not found: D:\Data1.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." Now i dont know what to do? Any help?

thanks! :)
4th-May-2007 12:56 am(no subject)
I have a pretty severe problem when I try to use the text tool. It used to work sometimes but now it shuts the whole program down as soon as I click the icon. It's gotten so bad that the only way I can have text on something is to write the text in Microsoft Paint then bring it into PSP as a brush

Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it??
27th-Apr-2007 05:54 pm(no subject)
does anyone know how to reset the settings without having to uninstalling it, and installing it back?! i know there was a .exe file that i had to run, and select a few choices, or something. i dont know how to explain. i hope someone knows what im talking about. :/
19th-Apr-2007 09:32 pm(no subject)
hey guys 
i have a problem i mean i have brushes but whenever i tried to use them it says:

No foreground style selected . This tool requires a non-null foregroud style. check the settings on the  color palette

what does that mean?
help please =(
17th-Apr-2007 09:18 pm - HELP!
Hello Kitty Purple
I need some help!!! I've been trying to do stuff with my psp for some reason I've lost the marching ants thing on it and I put hide off as well as on again but that doesn't fit it. What do I need to fix to get it back? Thanks I'd greatly appreciate the help!

Doesn't matter which psp you have because I'm sure I can figure it out in mine ^_^

thanks PLEASE help ASAP!
14th-Apr-2007 07:56 pm(no subject)
Hey guys
I'm new and already have my first (silly) question...
I wonder how you get your text "outlined"
...I tried it with creat text -> stroke: black, fill:white, floting -> okay...but it doesn't work...you hardly see the stroke...who can I get it more visible...bigger?
Do you undertstand me? sorry my english is so bad.